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December 14th, 2018
Dominican sentenced for cocaine conspiracy in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today, December 14, 2018, in United States Virgin Islands (USVI) District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez for cocaine conspiracy, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert has announced.

December 6th, 2018
10 years for Tortolain Ashley Warner in USVI cocaine case

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Ashley Warner, 54, of Tortola, was sentenced today, December 6, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

December 3rd, 2018
4 Guyanese plead guilty to 3,769kg cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, December 3, 2018, that Mohamed Hoseain, age 70, and Richard La Cruz, age 51, both of Guyana, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2018, in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.

November 25th, 2018
VG bound cocaine intercepted in T&T

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – A quantity of cocaine that was destined to land at North Sound, Virgin Gorda, in the Virgin Islands was this week intercepted by authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.

June 3rd, 2018
Ex DPNR Officer Gerald Mercer guilty of cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Officer Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in federal court on Thursday, May 31, 2018, before District Judge Curtis Gomez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 and not more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today.

May 25th, 2018
Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, WI- Virgin Islands News Online’s media partner Trinidad Express is reporting today May 25, 2018 that cocaine valued at $20 million and bound for Tortola, Virgin Islands, was found on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain.

March 13th, 2018
Two men arrested in USVI for possession of cocaine

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - A routine traffic stop by police in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) resulted in the arrest of two individuals, after cocaine was discovered in the vehicle they were traveling in, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist, Sakeeda Freeman has announced.

February 4th, 2018
292 lbs of cocaine inside vessel leaving USVI towards Puerto Rico

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), seized 292 pounds (132 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside two hidden compartments in a vessel intercepted leaving from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), towards Puerto Rico on Saturday January 27, 2018.

December 16th, 2017
Sentencing for cocaine mule delayed

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - A man who was found with a large quantity of cocaine earlier this year is still awaiting sentencing in the court of law.

December 13th, 2017
Man nabbed with cocaine & marijuana in Long Bush

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Our senior sources in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have confirmed that a man was taken into custody on the night of December 12, 2017 for allegedly having in his possession a quantity of cocaine and Marijuana.

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